You could practically spend your entire Massachusetts vacation outdoors. In the spring, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and cheering on the Red Sox at historic Fenway Park. In the summer, soaking up the sun on gorgeous beaches, white water rafting, whale watching, putt sinking, ice cream eating, and still cheering on the Sox. In the fall, leaf peeping at the brilliant foliage; losing your voice at a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium; petting goats, picking apples and sipping cider at any number of picture perfect small farms; and yep, still cheering on the Sox. Think there are no outdoor activities in the winter? Think again. There’s skiing, riding and tubing at one of 12 fantastic ski areas; dog sledding; and ice fishing; all while heatedly discussing the spring prospects for the Sox, of course.

MAY IS WETLANDS MONTH, and JUNE IS RIVERS MONTH! The 2015 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar, covering more than 200 river- and wetland-related events in Massachusetts from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, July 5, has been compiled by the Mass. Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    12 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Wendell State Forest +
    10 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours +
    8 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

  • Lake Mattawa +
    6 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • White's Landing +
    6 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    5 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Good Times +
    4 saves

    Good Times

    Charlestown

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    4 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
    3 saves

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • Pilgrim Belle Harbor Cruises +
    1 saves

    Pilgrim Belle Harbor Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Whaling City Expeditions +
    1 saves

    Whaling City Expeditions

    New Bedford

  • Lure, LLC +
    0 saves

    Lure, LLC

    Boston

  • Red Top Sporting Goods Inc +
    0 saves

    Red Top Sporting Goods Inc

    Buzzards Bay

  • Boston Lobster Tours

    Boston

    Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on board an authentic lobster boat, while we talk about the great history... more

    + 26 saves
  • Provincetown Whale Watches

    Provincetown

    Provincetown Whale Watches are an adventure you will talk about for the rest of your life! Each trip is narrated... more

    + 14 saves
  • Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

    Boston

    Fully narrated trolley tours of Boston with 17 stops and unlimited reboarding privileges all day, including FREE admission to the Old... more

    + 7 saves
  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 6 saves
  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dover

    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

    + 6 saves
  • Liberte, The Schooner

    Falmouth

    Three-masted stay sail-rigged schooner departing 3 times a day from Falmouth Harbor. A short history of the area will be given... more

    + 5 saves
  • Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook

    Medfield

    The rich history of Rocky Woods' 491 acres, laced by footpaths and former logging roads that meander through woods and wetlands... more

    + 4 saves

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